PDF content and eBooks on mobile phones
Adobe Systems has launched its Reader Mobile SDK, a new software development kit designed to enable companies to deliver mobile phones and handheld devices that can download, manage, and display PDF content and eBooks.
According to Adobe, the new software engine delivers support for reflowable PDF technology, Adobe’s content protection technology, as well as the EPUB file format, an XML-based eBook standard with broad support from the publishing industry.
Adobe said that the Reader Mobile SDK delivers new support for reflowable PDF technology, where text is able to adapt automatically to the screen size enabling readers to consume digital content on a variety of devices while preserving layout integrity and enhancing the reading experience.
The support for the new EPUB file format is expected to accelerate the availability of eBook content on mobile devices worldwide. Consumers can acquire content with Adobe Reader mobile-enabled devices over the air and via PCs and Macintosh systems through the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe’s desktop application for reading and managing digital publications, said Adobe.
Kevin Lynch, vice president and general manager of the Acrobat family of products at Adobe, said: With Adobe Reader Mobile SDK, Adobe is expanding the reach of PDF content, making it easier for mobile users to engage with rich digital publications on the go. Consumers are demanding content that looks great on a small screen and publishers want to ensure a viewing experience that enhances their brand and, where appropriate, protects their content. This new software engine delivers on both expectations.